A great night playing 7 a side against the University of West Indies. Both Wanderers women's teams came away with great wins. The men's game was an absolute thriller and ended 3-4. Fast and skillful with some incredible goals. A spectator's delight!
The group had an amazing day on the massive catamaran the "Jammer". First stop had everyone snorkeling with several turtles in Incredibly clear water. Then we moved onto a site with three ship wrecks and loads of fish life. The crew then set the sails for the last stop at Payne's beach for lunch and a lot of fun on and off the boat.
Beautiful start to the day with a beachside breakfast overlooking the calm Atlantic Ocean. We then hopped on the bus for a quick trip to the Wanderers Cricket Club for our first games against the University of the West Indies. Both games were outstanding with excellent skills, speed and sportsmanship on display in warm
conditions. The ladies went down 1-2 with a last minute goal conceded. The men's team lost 1-3. A great afternoon of hockey against wonderful competition, finished off with a social gathering of drinks and chats.
Early 5 hour flight from JFK Airport, New York and we have arrived in sunny and warm Barbados. Last night we all enjoyed sunset drinks by pool overlooking the Atlantic ocean ... perfect! Today's beach of the day "Dover Beach" along with some rest and relaxation, shopping and enjoying the beautiful clear waters of the Caribbean. We are all looking forward to heading to the Oistin's
Fish fry tonight. We play are first game
against the locals tomorrow at the Wanderers Cricket Club field. Yes, it is named Wanderers!
We've had a fabulous time in New York. Everyone has been out and about exploring the city. Wandering through Central Park by foot or horse and carriage; hugging Elmo in Times Square; catching a Broadway Show; paying our respects at the 9/11 memorial site; buying up big at M&M's megastore; snapping loads of photos of the Statue of Liberty; mastering the Subway; shopping on 5th Avenue; wandering Wall Street; gaining a great view from the Empire State Building; rocking at Rockefeller or enjoying the amazing Christmas spirit shown through spectacular festive displays.
Early start tomorrow as we head to Barbados!
We left Indio yesterday and made our way back to LA, based for the night in the luxurious LAX Crowne Plaxa Hotel. A few people made their way by bus to Santa Monica for dinner. A large group spent the evening on a Hollywood tour, cruising the Sunset Strip, Rodeo Drive and the Hollywood walk of fame.
An early start today and a five hour flight and we are in New York! Quick bag drop of at our hotel and out to watch the NFL New York Jets play the Miami Dolphins at the Metrolofe stadium, New Jersey.
We left Indio yesterday and
Spent the night at the luxurious Crowne Plaxa LAX hotel. Early flight from LA
o New York
Glorious day in Palm Springs. Lots
of great hockey on display. 3-1 and 4-1 losses but loads of improvement and lots of fun. Finished off the evening with a lovely team dinner and off to bed now ready for an early rise. 8am game tomorrow to finish the tournament and then heading to LA for a night before flying out to New York.
Another beautiful day in Palm Springs. 2 tough games again today playing against squads with current and former USA national team members. Wanderers put up some tough opposition and made these elite
athletes work hard for their wins. We were able to get on the scoreboard today through some great team work and finished off with a penalty corner goal from "the chief himself Brent.
Landed in LA at 10am and straight to Universal Studios for a fun filled day. Arrived at our Indio hotel (suburb of Palm Springs) late evening and then up early for our first game of the USA hockey festival. The Palm
spring Polocrosse fields are an absolutely amazing competition venue, with over 31 pristine and flat grass fields hosting over 7000 players. 2 tough games played, going down 5-0 and 3-0 with the newly formed
Wanderers team showing great team work. Out now for Thanksgiving Dinner.
This is were we will be posting our updates and photos for the tour...stay tuned